Cross Curricular articles

Content Showcase: Earth Day 2016

Content Showcase: Earth Day 2016

Discovery Education’s Content Team presents to this special Earth Day edition of the Discovery Education Content Showcase. Earth Day is on Friday, April 22nd and Discovery Education is proud to be your go-to resource for the freshest Earth Day content. Below are four new resources to fuel the discussion about this global environmental observance. Racing Extinction by

Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

I am still mentally unpacking all of the great learning and connections made at the 17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE! As I explained in my brief remarks prior to an amazing keynote by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, I couldn’t have felt more at home. Growing up in a household with three sisters and marrying into a family

Content Showcase: Read Across America

Discovery Education’s Content Team presents to you the 11th episode of Content Showcase. This episode highlights the National Education Association’s Read Across America program, a year-round initiative that peaks in the month of March. Read Across America focuses on motivating children and teens to read—through events, partnerships, and reading resources. In celebration of Read Across America, here

The Billy Goats Build a Raft!

This week on Community STEM we will combine a STEM activity with a classic fairy tale. That troll is up to his old tricks again.  He insists that the Billy Goats cannot cross over his bridge. After a brief conversation, the Billy Goats decide that they wouldn’t be breaking the rules if they build a raft to cross the stream. Your task

How to Host a Fall VirtCon Viewing Party

Falling leaves, pumpkin spiced coffee, apple picking… all pale in comparison to everyone’s favorite Fall activity, the Fall VirtCon! While many enjoy participating from the comfort of their own home, hundreds of others will be gathering at Viewing Parties around North America! Why not host your own?? Whether you’re a seasoned vet of previous VirtCons,

Lively Lessons: Lab Safety

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Conduct an experiment—safely. Experiments are fun and a great way to learn about scientific principles. However, the materials used for experiments require proper handling and a focus on safety. Unsafe behavior can lead

Lively Lessons: Germs

  Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Sunday blog series, Lively Lessons, will provide you with Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas! Back to school is a great time to remind students the best way to protect themselves from germs. Whether you’re learning about how to prevent germs by washing your hands and how

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